Jul 15, 2012 1:00am EDT
of the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul, where the founding members of the green party of the united states first came together to draft our canned key vaes. the state of minnesota has seven delegates. we cast four of votes for dr. jill stein and three for roseanne barr. [applause] >> >>, mississippi. -- next, mississippi. >> we are from the great state of mississippi. [applause] fenty. -- thank you.. the magnolia state, home of many civil-rights luminarias. it still bears the strange fruit in any form of six executions and limits on the right to vote, but fortunately rejected the personhood amendment. we are also the home of the authors of the -- we have two delegates and two proxies'. we cast of four votes for jill stein. [applause] >> thank you. next is new jersey. the national women's caucus. [applause] >> the national women's caucus is proud that our race for the nomination gave us strong green women. [applause] they demonstrated the spirit of cooperative competition. that is why green party politics are better than business as usual. slash and burn up winner-take- all contest.
Jul 21, 2012 7:00pm EDT
platform that i was 37 years young, had twins, and she would say, you can make a good -- you can be a good member of congress and a good mother, just not at the same time. >> one of the things i want to raise -- i am a glass is half- full person also. think about it -- women are inherently very intelligent. if you look and see what happens when you run for office, there are a lot of women who will fight with purpose, say, why would i want to do that? i always look at the 2008 campaign. hillary clinton -- you have people talking about your cleavage. sara pailin, people are saying, how will you be vice-president when you have so many children? do you really want to run? how often is a male candidate running and you hear them say, look at that fat belly and come over. it never happens. -- and comb-over. [laughter] but when it is the female candidate, it is, is she married, does she have children, how will she take care of them? i have never read anything about anybody ever seen, how is joe biden going to be a senator and raise his children? maybe it happened -- i have not seen it in any repor
Jul 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
of the people who were left on the sidelines. the healthcare law was passed in large part to address the twin issues of cost and coverage. that is exactly what has begun to happen over the last two years. the law's first principle is pretty simple. if you have coverage, you can keep it. for the 260 million americans with insurance today, the main change is that they will get more security. the law puts in place new insurance rules, and many of those are already in place, prohibiting insurers from capping the coverage or canceling it without cause if someone gets sick. preventive care is now free for 54 million americans with private plans. there are new limits on how much of your premium insurance companies can spend on overhead costs like ceo bonuses. as a result, starting this summer, about 13 million americans will get rebates from their insurance companies. you heard me correctly. insurance companies are actually sending money back to their customers thanks to the 80/20 rule. the affordable care act does not cut medicare benefits. in fact, the program is more robust than ever. new benefit
Jul 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
. bush as the keynote speaker at our annual conference a few years ago. she was introduced by her twin daughters, also great women leaders, who gave one of the most touching internet -- introductions i have never heard. they painted a full picture of their mother and reminded us all of the roles women balance every day in ways that are remarkable. as they did, i want to present to you a woman leader of great depth and accomplishment, but a woman who is also a wife, mother, and friend to all of us in this room who fight for equality and dignity for women all over the world. mrs. lara bush. -- mrs. laura bush. [applause] >> thank you. i am very happy to be with you at this conference. i am glad you are meeting in our beautiful capital city. i hope you enjoyed your time in washington. i am especially glad to be with you to mark the progress made and look forward to an even greater response to hiv-aids. helene, you are the perfect moderator for a session on leadership. thank you for your leadership in care and a life-saving work. we just heard for a leader that i admire very much. her cour